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Havas People and NOMS take top prize at 2016 RAD Awards

1 Feb 2016

A campaign to recruit prison officers has won the coveted Work of the Year prize at the 2016 RAD Awards....

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Use of Yammer and Jive increases engagement, finds XpertHR

20 Jan 2016

Internal social media platforms such as Yammer and Jive are on the radar of more than one-third of organisations as...

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Employers can monitor private messages, ECHR rules

13 Jan 2016

Employers can justify reading workers’ private online messages, after a judgment yesterday in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)....

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Employee engagement: telling stories through pictures

18 Dec 2015

Despite sites such as Instagram and Pinterest enjoying huge popularity with consumers, organisations are yet to fully embrace the power...

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Performance reviews: the benefits of getting social with feedback

15 Dec 2015

A growing number of employers are ditching the annual performance review in favour of more regular chances to recognise staff....

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Referrals lead to better quality hires, finds Jobvite

16 Nov 2015

Although employee referrals make up a small proportion of propsective candidates for roles, according to Jobvite, they lead to better...

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While often associated with fun, some aspects of Halloween in the workplace can cause offence.

Halloween in the workplace: five legal issues to scare employers

26 Oct 2015

Halloween is becoming an increasingly extravagant and high-profile event in the UK, having traditionally lagged behind US celebrations each October....

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Airport worker dismissed over treatment of colleague who “unfriended” her on Facebook

17 Aug 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned a tribunal decision that an employee was unfairly dismissed after placing an image...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal for Facebook boasts of getting drunk while on standby

10 Aug 2015

An employment tribunal was wrong to conclude that a Scottish Canals employee was unfairly dismissed after he posted Facebook comments...

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Social media engagement: building a more collaborative workforce

21 Jul 2015

Using social media specifically to heighten employee engagement is not as established as its other uses, despite the potential for...

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Smarter use of tech can help create “HR superheroes,” says IBM

1 Jul 2015

Using HR tech, social media and collaborative working can help HR flourish during times of rapid change, delegates at the...

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Tribunal watch: £406,000 for architect subjected to maternity discrimination

22 Jun 2015

Reports suggest that an employment tribunal has awarded £406,000 to an architect who was subjected to sexist bullying and marginalised...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissal for forwarding pension proposals a “monstrous overreaction”

15 Jun 2015

An employee who discovered a draft document about proposed changes to the pension scheme on his employer’s shared drive and...

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Social recruitment: will new tool give employers pick of the candidates?

18 May 2015

In an increasingly candidate-driven market, a new tool from Monster matches social media users’ skills with relevant job opportunities. Cath...

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Facebook to raise minimum wage and improve benefits for contract workers

15 May 2015

Facebook is to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the USA for its contractors and suppliers, among...

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